The NYT sez:
Sun Microsystems said Monday that Scott G. McNealy, one of its founders, was stepping aside after 22 years as chief executive, an era in which Sun helped establish the dominance of the microprocessor chip in corporate computing.
They got their facts straight, but the hyperbole is way off. McNealy did a great deal for Sun and for corporate computing. But will he have "helped established the dominance of the microprocessor" etched on his gravestone? I think not. Cirque du Soleil is among the leaders in promotions of acrobatic performance art, but no one is praising the ticket taker or popcorn salesman as "helping establish the popularity of acrobatics" or any such nonsense.
Sure, praise the man. He deserves it. But don't claim he invented the internet, cured cancer, or solved the halting problem. Sheesh!